While the mega-event is the highlight of the weekend, there are other activities that extend the experience of your visit to the event and Ljubljana. Museum tour and handicaft workshop are located at the venue of the event, the National Museum of Slovenia. The activities are either free or available at a symbolic fee to cover the costs of our partners (but considerably less than booked individually). The number of participants is limited, so reserve your spot early. Other activities will be added when they become available.
Morning run/walk to the Ljubljana Castle
Do you wish to stretch your legs before the Mega-Event? The most enthusiastic geocachers among Ljubljana runners, who also happen to be the most enthusiastic runners among Ljubljana geocachers, are inviting you to join them for a morning run (or walk) to Ljubljana Castle and around the city center. Participation is free.
The circuit starts at Krekov trg (Krek Square) in front of Ljubljana Puppet Theatre, where the participants can perform the logging task for the virtual cache Martin Krpan. Approximately 5,5 km long circuit leads up to the Ljubljana Castle and then descends to Stari trg (Old Square) and continues along Ljubljanica river to Krakovo district. After a short stop for logging tasks of the virtual cache Trnovska cerkev the runners will continue towards the Mega-Event venue and return to the starting point over Tromostovje (Three Bridges) and past the City Hall and Farmer's market. Walking circuit will be adapted to fit the time.
Participants will be grouped according to their preferred pace: faster pace, slower pace and walk.
Krekov trg , Saturday, June 4, 7.50-9.30 [Book now]
Paddleboard geocaching on Ljubljanica river
Are you ready to experience geocaching in Ljubljana in an adventurous way? Join the group and paddleboard from Špica to the Three Bridges. We will find and log two T5 river caches and observe the old town from a completely different perspective. The trip takes place only in stable weather and water conditions!
Paddling starts at 11.00 and takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Maximum 9 paddlers in the group. Participation fee is 5 EUR per person and includes a paddleboard and a paddle. Payment in cash at the start. This is not a paddleboard course but a group trip of people who have at least basic paddleboard skills. Participation at your own risk. Come in suitable clothing and footwear (you might get wet) and don't forget the supply of water and protection from the sun (head cover and sunscreen). The trip is approximately 1,3 km one way. Ljubljanica is a very slow river, but keep in mind that the return leg is upstream.
Špica park, Saturday, June 4, 11.00-12.30 [Book now]
Špica park, Saturday, June 4, 13.00-14.30 [Book now]
Guided tour of the National Museum
The National Museum of Slovenia is the oldest of all Slovenian museum institutions. Many exhibits on display in the permanent exhibition have exceptional significance for a particular period. Among them are Neanderthal flute, the oldest musical instrument in the world, several items discovered in Ljubljana Marshes and Ljubljanica river, situla of Vače, the only Egyptian mummy in Slovenia, gilded bronze Roman statue of Emona citizen, the oldest gold objects discovered in Slovenia and early Middle Age wooden traps.
Tour of the permanent exhibition with focus on museum highlights is organized by the Museum for geoLjubljana 2022. The visit is guided by professional museum guides and takes approximately 1 hour. Maximum 20 people per group. Attendees meet in the lobby of the museum 10 minutes before the scheduled start. Entrance fee 1.50 EUR per person is paid in cash before the start of the tour.
Self-guided and/or Adventure-Lab-guided visit to the permanent exhibition of the Museum will be free for all geoLjubljana 2022 attendees. If you are interested in history from Paleolithic to early Middle Ages, however, we strongly suggest you take the tour. It's worth it!
Additional time slots will be provided in the afternoon if needed.
Saturday, June 4, 11.00-12.00 (Slovenian guide) [Book now]
Saturday, June 4, 11.30-12.30 (German guide) [Book now]
Saturday, June 4, 12.30-13.30 (English guide) [Book now]
Saturday, June 4, 13.00-14.00 (German guide) [Book now]
Saturday, June 4, 14.00-15.00 (Slovenian guide) [Book now]
Saturday, June 4, 15.00-16.00 (Slovenian guide) [Book now]
Create your SWAG workshop
Geocaching exchange items or SWAG ( stuff we all get ) are an almost forgotten aspect of our game. Still, there's a sparkle in the eyes of many geocachers when they open the container and find small usable or decorative items. In this workshop, you will use your handicraft skills and create your own geoLjubljana 2022 souvenir as well as several items that you can use as geocaching SWAG.
The workshop is free, but limited to 25 participants, so you need to book your seat. Children from the age of 5 to 105 are welcome to attend. The organizer provides all the materials. Bring your own handicraft skills; if necessary, the hostesses will be happy to help you discover them (again). Workshop languages: Slovenian, English, some German and the universal language of »demonstrate and immitate«.
Teaching room of the National Museum, Saturday, June 4, 13.00-13.45 [Book now]
Teaching room of the National Museum, Saturday, June 4, 14.00-14.45 [Book now]